In an age where energy use is high think energy savings. Because investments in energy efficiency provides massive savings. That’s especially energy savings for individuals, households and businesses. So we produced this info-graphic to highlight the amount of energy buildings are currently using. As well as what they are will consume in the future.
So by taking a few simple and effective measures people can help to make buildings more energy savings. Doing that therefore means energy savings is more than money. That’s because it protects the environment.
In conclusion and in this infographic it reports that consumer electronics & computer equipment represent 15% of global residential electricity consumption. In fact, energy used by these devices is going to triple by 2030. Finally and that’s unless actions are taken to increase energy efficiency.
I have written that aggressive energy efficiency programs in Michigan homes, businesses, and industries. Because this plan expects to save about $7 billion on their electricity and natural gas bills. More importantly that over five years.
Most noteworthy, expect then a whopping $13 billion over the next decade. More noteworthy, this was reporting even in 2014.
In conclusion I’ve also written Communities face a growing number of stresses. All that pose risks to their energy systems and economies. These include aging infrastructure in need of costly maintenance upgrades. Compounding worse add the increasing and more interestingly severe weather events.
That’s because energy efficiency is a strategy. Now albeit not a broadly recognized one, it enhances the resilience of energy systems. As well as the communities they serve.
One example is the role that CHP played during Superstorm Sandy. It helped to keep the power on at critical facilities. That’s including hospitals and universities, when 8.5 million customers lost power.
Consequently efficiency is also be key to community resilience in less obvious ways. All including helping communities to weather economic stresses. For example, natural gas customers in Massachusetts are paying more on their bills this winter. All because insufficient transmission infrastructure in the state leads to congestion in the transmission system.
So even natural gas efficiency programs would help natural gas customers. You know folks with energy savings. Also all to avoid paying these high congestion prices. Thereby allowing them to spend more on other potential needs. That’s again further improving community resilience.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
# Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions)
# Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman
# Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel
# Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky
# Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley
# Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke
# Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley
# Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea
# and more green living books to follow.
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